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TANCET - 2008

1) M.B.A., 2) M.C.A., & 3) M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan.

(Aided & Self-Supporting) DEGREE PROGRAMMES (2008 - 2009)


a) Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)

b) Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A)
c) M.E/M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan. Non-Gate (Aided & Self-Supporting)

The Government of Tamil Nadu has authorised Anna University for conducting
Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test for admission to 1) M.B.A 2) M.C.A & 3) M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./
M.Plan Degree Programmes in Tamil Nadu. [The Tamil Nadu G.O. (1D) No. 4, Higher Education (J2)
Department Dated: 14.01.2008]
Applications are invited for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test for admission to:
a) MBA Degree Programme
b) MCA Degree Programme
Offered at
i. University Departments of Anna University Chennai, Anna University Coimbatore,
Anna University Trichy and Anna University Tirunelveli

ii. Government & Government Aided Engineering Colleges and Arts & Science Colleges
iii. Government Quota seats in the Self-financing Colleges (Engineering Colleges, Arts & Science
Colleges/including standalone Institutions) and seats voluntarily surrendered by the self financing
colleges in Tamil Nadu for admission through Single-Window System.
The Universities and self financing colleges (Engineering Colleges, Arts & Science
Colleges/including standalone Institutions) may also opt to admit the candidates on the basis of the
Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2008.
c) M.E./ M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan. Degree Programmes

Offered at

i University Departments of Anna University Chennai, Anna University Coimbatore,

Anna University Trichy and Anna University Tirunelveli.

ii Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges.


iii Government quota seats in Self-financing Engineering Colleges including standalone institutions
and seats voluntarily surrendered by Self-financing Engineering Colleges for admission through
Single Window System.

The Universities and self financing Engineering colleges may also opt to admit the candidates on
the basis of the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) under single window system of

The procedure for seeking admission to the above said Degree Programmes consists of the
following two steps:

i. Appearing for the Entrance Test in the relevant Programmes

ii. Applying for admission to the admitting authorities concerned.

For admission to the above Degree Programmes, the candidates are advised to look for
separate advertisement which will be released by the admitting authorities concerned.
The application form is common for all the Three Entrance Tests. Candidates have to
submit only one application form.

The Candidates have to pay Rs.300/- (Rs.150/- for Tamil Nadu SC/ST candidates) for getting an
application form, which will be the Entrance Test Fee for any one of the tests for the programmes
M.B.A., (or) M.C.A (or) M.E/M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan. If the candidate desires to appear for more than
one Entrance Test, for every additional test he/she has to enclose an additional Demand Draft for
Rs.300/- (Rs.150/- for Tamil Nadu SC/ST Candidates) along with the filled-in application form. The
Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of “The Director, Entrance Examinations, Anna University
Chennai” payable at Chennai, obtained from any Nationalised Bank, drawn on or after 16.03.2008.


a) M.B.A Degree Programme :

i A pass in any Degree with 10+2+3/4 years pattern.
ii A pass in any degree with 10+3 (Diploma) +3 years pattern.
Candidates who have already passed the above qualifying degree course and are
appearing for the final semester / year examination of the said qualifying degree course
during April/ May 2008 may apply for TANCET 2008, for admission to M.B.A. degree

b) M.C.A Degree Programme :

i A pass in any Degree with 10+2+3/4 years pattern with Mathematics* at +2 level
or with Mathematics/Statistics** as one of the subjects at the degree

ii A pass in any degree with 10 +3 (Diploma) +3 years pattern with Mathematics at
Diploma level or Mathematics/ Statistics** as one of the subjects at the degree

* Mathematics or Business Mathematics.

** Business Mathematics, Business Statistics, Algorithm and Numerical Methods,
Numerical and Statistical Methods, Probability and Statistics, Probability Mathematics,
Numerical Methods, Algebra and Probability Mathematics, Quantitative Techniques,
Computer Oriented Numerical Methods, Engineering Mathematics, Mathematics for
Management, Operations Research, Discrete Mathematics, Computational Methods,
Bio-Statistics, Allied Mathematics, Allied Basic Mathematics, Albegra-Analytical
Geometry of three dimensions and Trigonometry, Business Statistics and Operation
Research, Quantitative Methods of Business

Candidates who have already passed and are appearing for the final semester/ year
examination during April/May 2008 with the said eligibility may apply for TANCET
2008 for admission to M.C.A. degree programme.

c) M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan Degree Programmes :

i A pass in B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. Degree Programmes

ii A pass in B.Pharm / B.Sc. (Agri/ Forestry/ Horticulture/ Fishery) Degree
iii A pass in a Master Degree Programmes in the relevant branch of Science / Arts
iv Candidates with section ‘A’ & ‘B’ certificate holders and other similar certificate
holders of professional bodies (Equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech.) or societies (e.g.
A.M.I.E.) with two years industrial experience in the relevant field after obtaining
the similar certificate.
The candidates who have already passed and are appearing in the final semester / year examination of the
above qualifying degree programmes during April/ May 2008, which are prescribed as eligible
qualification for admission to M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan degree programmes by Anna University
Chennai, Anna University Coimbatore, Anna University Trichy & Anna University Tirunelveli may
apply for TANCET 2008.

However the candidates are required to find out the eligible qualification for admissions to
M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan degree programmes of University Departments and affiliated
Colleges of Anna University Chennai, Anna University Coimbatore, Anna University Trichy &
Anna University Tirunelveli for appearing in TANCET - 2008.

Acceptance of a person as a candidate for writing the Entrance Test does not confer on the
person, the right of Equivalent Eligibility for admission to any of the above courses. The decision
on the eligibility of the candidates for admission to a course entirely rests with the admitting
authority offering the courses.

Other State candidates can appear for the Entrance Test, but the eligibility conditions will be
fixed by the admitting authority / University.


i. OMR Application Form
ii. Tamil Nadu SC/ST candidate should enclose an attested copy of the Permanent Community
Certificate (Card Format) issued by the competent authority of Government of Tamil Nadu.
iii. Acknowledgement Card.
iv. Additional Demand Draft (applicable only to candidates who desire to attend more than One
Entrance Test) with name and address of the candidate on the reverse side of the D.D.

Note: 1. Do not punch (or) staple the OMR Application Form.

2. Do not fold, smudge (or) scribble on the OMR Application Form.
3. The filled in Application should be kept loosely and safely and is to be sent only in
the cover provided for this purpose.

The completed applications should be sent to
The Secretary, TANCET
Examination Centre
Anna University Chennai
Chennai - 600 025
Last date for receipt of completed applications by post and in person: 08.04.2008, 5.30 P.M.
Candidates sending the applications by post should mail them sufficiently early so that the applications
reach the University before the last date. The University is not responsible for any postal delay / loss of
the application in transit.

Programme Date Time

MBA 17.05.2008 (Saturday) 10.00 a.m to 12.00 noon

MCA 17.05.2008 (Saturday) 02.30 p.m to 04.30 p.m

M.E/ M.Tech./
18.05.2008 (Sunday) 10.00 a.m to 12.00 noon
Candidates have to appear for the Entrance Test at the allotted Centre at their own cost
and risk.

The Entrance Test will be conducted at the following cities:
i. Chennai ii. Coimbatore iii. Madurai iv. Salem
v. Trichy vi. Tirunelveli vii. Vellore

Every effort will be made to comply with the candidate’s choice for the Entrance
Test Centre. However, for reasons like non-availability of accommodation, any other centre
may be allotted for a few candidates. In any case, a centre once allotted cannot be altered
for any reasons.


The Registration Number assigned in the Hall Ticket should be entered at the
appropriate place in the admission application form to be filed with the respective
admitting authorities later.

Hall Ticket for Entrance Test will be despatched to all the eligible candidates for
TANCET 2008 who have applied for the Entrance Test. If any eligible candidate does not receive
the Hall Ticket, he/she can get a duplicate Hall Ticket from the enquiry office at the following

Sl. Date & Time

City Centre for the Enquiry Office (10.00 a.m to 3.00 p.m)

1 Chennai Examination Centre, Anna University Chennai. 15.05.2008 & 16.05.2008

2 Coimbatore Government College of Technology
3 Madurai Thiagarajar College of Engineering
4 Salem Government College of Engineering
5 Trichy Bishop Heber College
6 Tirunelveli Government College of Engineering
7 Vellore Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Tech.

For obtaining duplicate Hall Ticket, before the Entrance Test, the candidates have to produce an
attested copy of a recent passport size photograph (taken from the same negative as used for the photo
affixed in the Application) and any evidence for having applied for the Entrance Test like application
number / acknowledgement card etc. The candidate if eligible for TANCET 2008 after verification will be
issued with a duplicate Hall Ticket.

8.1 Hall Ticket should be produced at the time of Entrance Test and also at the time of admission. If
the Hall Ticket is lost after the Test, a duplicate Hall Ticket can be obtained on payment of
Rs.100/- in the form of a Demand Draft, with a written request to the Director,
Entrance Examinations, Anna University Chennai, Chennai - 600 025, indicating the Registration
No./ Application No. and the name of the Examination Centre with an attested photograph (taken
from the same negative used for the photo affixed in the Application).

8.2 Mark Sheet of the Entrance Test will be despatched to the candidates within 10 days after the
publication of results of the Entrance Test. The mark sheet should be produced at the time of
admission. If the mark sheet is lost, a duplicate mark sheet can be obtained on payment of
Rs.100/- in the form of Demand Draft, with a written request to the Director,
Entrance Examinations, Anna University Chennai, Chennai - 600 025.

8.3 Payment for duplicate Hall Ticket/Mark Sheet must be made in the form of a Crossed Account
Payee Demand Draft obtained from any Nationalised Bank drawn in favour of The Director,
Entrance Examinations, Anna University Chennai, Chennai, payable at Chennai.
a) M.B.A. Entrance Test :
The Question paper will have 5 parts with the following topics:

i To evaluate the candidate's ability to pick out critically the data and apply the data to business
decisions from given typical business situations.

ii To evaluate the skill of the candidate in answering questions based on the passages in the

iii To evaluate the skill on solving mathematical problems at graduate level including those learnt
in plus two or equivalent level.

iv To test on determining data sufficiency for answering certain questions using the given data
and the knowledge of Mathematics and use of day - to - day facts.

v To test the knowledge on written English with questions on errors in usage, grammar,
punctuation and the like.
The question paper will have 100 objective type questions and the candidates have to answer all
the questions in 2 hours. Each question will have five alternative answers. The candidates have to choose
the correct answer and shade the appropriate small open box against each question in the answer sheet
with a pencil/ ballpoint pen (black or blue).
The evaluation pattern is that 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer and 1/5 mark will
be deducted for every wrong answer. No deduction will be made for unanswered questions. Multiple
shadings will be considered as wrong answer and 1/5 mark will be deducted.

b) M.C.A. Entrance Test :

The Question Paper will be designed to test the capability of the candidates in the following
i) Quantitative Ability (ii) Analytical reasoning
iii) Logical reasoning (iv) Computer awareness

There may also be a few questions on verbal activity, basic Science etc. The Question Paper will
have 100 objective type questions and the candidates have to answer all the questions in 2 hours. Each
question will have four alternative answers. The candidates have to choose the correct answer and shade
the appropriate small open box against each question in the answer sheet with a pencil/ ballpoint pen
(black or blue)

The evaluation pattern is that 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer and 1/4 mark will
be deducted for every wrong answer. No deduction will be made for questions left unanswered. Multiple
shadings will be considered as wrong answer and 1/4 mark will be deducted.

c) M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan (Non-GATE) Entrance Test:
Duration of the Common Entrance Test is 2 hours
The Entrance Test question paper shall consist of three parts.
Part-I and Part-II are compulsory and the candidates have to choose any one subsection out of 14
in Part-III depending upon his specialization.
Part – I Mathematics :
This part will have 30 objective type questions and the candidates should answer all the 30

Part – II Basic Engineering & Sciences :

This part will have 45 objective type questions. The candidates should answer a
minimum of 30 questions. All the correct answers upto a maximum of 30 will be awarded 1 mark
each and for all the wrong answers 1/4 mark shall be deducted for each.

Part – III Specializations

This part will consist of 14 subsections for various disciplines, like Civil, Mechanical, etc..
Each subsection will have 40/45 objective type questions. The candidates have to choose any one
subsection depending on his specialization, and to answer a minimum of 40 questions. All the
correct answers up to a maximum of 40 will be awarded 1 mark each and for all the wrong
answers 1/4 mark shall be deducted for each.
The syllabi for the 14 subsections of Part - III are furnished in Annexure - I and the
questions will be set at the undergraduate level.
Each question will have 4 alternative answers. The candidates have to choose the correct answer and
shade the appropriate small open box against each question in the answer sheet with a pencil/ ballpoint
pen (black or blue).Every correct answer will be awarded 1 mark and for every wrong answer 1/4 mark
shall be deducted. No deduction will be made for questions left unanswered. Multiple shadings will be
considered as wrong answer and 1/4 mark will be deducted.

9.2 NORMALISATION OF MARKS for M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan:

The Entrance Test for M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan candidates has Part – I Mathematics and
Part – II Basic Engg. & Sciences both as common parts and Part - III meant for different disciplines.
On evaluation, the mean (m) marks and the standard deviation (s) of marks (raw marks) may vary from
discipline to discipline under Part - III. Normalised marks are obtained using the formula:
Normalised marks = 50 + (10/s) (raw marks – m). This gives the relative ranking of candidates in any
Grouping of candidates who apply for admission to full time M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan.
Degree Programmes in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Planning.

i GATE-A Category:

Those Candidates who have a valid GATE score in the appropriate discipline

ii GATE-B Category :

Those candidates who have valid GATE score in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science
(XL) papers. Candidates under this category must take the TANCET 2008 for admission to
M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan degree programmes.
iii Non-GATE Category :
(a) GATE ‘A’ Candidates willing to be considered under non-GATE category also must appear
for the TANCET 2008.
(b) Those candidates who have not qualified in GATE ‘A’ Examination have to appear for the
TANCET 2008.
iv Sponsored Category :
A limited number of seats are available for the candidates employed and sponsored by the
Government organizations and Educational Institutions under sponsored category. All such candidates
have to appear for TANCET 2008.


The candidate has to choose the correct answer and shade the corresponding small open box in
the answer sheet with either a HB pencil or a ball point pen (blue or black) for that question. Wherever
writing is involved use ball point pen only. If more than one small open box is shaded for any question
then it will be treated as wrong answer.

The shaded information is captured by the scanner and the details are transferred to computer for
evaluation. Even a small stray Pen/Pencil mark on the sheet will be captured by the scanner which may
lead to wrong evaluation, resulting in reduction of marks. When changes are to be made in the answer,
erase the original pencil shading completely and shade the new open box. Shade the open box fully so
that the number printed inside completely disappears. Improper shading and light shading are likely to be
missed by the scanner, which may result in reduction of marks.

Important Note: The Question Book in each subject may have different versions. Each
question book will have a unique serial number. The candidate must write and shade the question
book serial number on the Answer sheet in the appropriate boxes and open box. This is very
important, as the evaluation will be based on what the candidates specify on the answer sheet. Any
mistake committed in this regard may result in the answer sheet being evaluated against a different
set of questions.

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test

MATHEMATICS (Common to all Candidates)

i) Determinants and Matrices : Solving system of equations – Rank of the Matrix – Eigenvalues
and eigenvectors – Reduction of quadratic form to canonical form.

ii) Calculus and Differential Equations : Partial derivatives – Jacobians – Taylor’s expansion –
Maxima and Minima. Linear ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients – Simultaneous
first order linear equations with constant coefficients. Formation of partial differential equation (PDE) –
Solution of first order PDE – Solution of linear higher order PDE with constant coefficients.

iii) Vector Calculus : Double and triple integrations and their applications – Gradient,
Divergence, Curl and Laplacian – Green’s, Gauss divergence and Stroke’s theorem.

iv) Functions of Complex Varibles and Complex Integration : Analytic functions –

Conformal Mapping – Bilinear transformation – Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula
– Taylor and Laurent Series – Singularities – Residues – Residue theorem and its applications.

v) Transforms : Laplace Transform – Inverse transforms – Application to solution of linear

ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients. Fourier integral theorem – Fourier
transform pair – Sine and Cosine transforms. -transform – Inverse Z–transform – Solution of difference
equations using Z– transform.

vi) Numerical Methods : Solution of linear system by direct and iterative methods – Interpolation and
approximation – Numerical Differentiation and Integration – Solving Ordinary Differential Equations.

vii) Applied Probability : Probability and Random variables – Standard Discrete and Continuous
distribution – Moments – Moment generating function and their properties.Two-Dimensional Random
Variables – Covariance – Correlation and Regression.


BASIC ENGINEERING & SCIENCES (Common to all Candidates)

i) Applied Mechanics : Law of Mechanics – Lame’s theorem – Forces, Moments and Couples –
Displacement, velocity and Acceleration – Friction – Moment of Inertia

ii) Material Science : Fracture – Magnetic and Dielectric materials – Conductor and Semi conductor
materials – Ceramic and Super conductor materials

iii) Civil Engineering : Fluid Statics and Dynamics – Boundary Layer – Pumps and Turbines –
Environmental Pollution.

iv) Electrical Engineering : Ohm’s law – Kirchoff’s law – A.C. circuits – D.C. machines –
Transformers – Synchronous machines – Instrumentation

v) Mechanical Engineering : Laws of thermodynamics – Open and closed systems – Equation of state
– Heat and Work

vi) Computers : Computer organization – Architecture – Arrays – Pointers – User defined function –
C program

vii) Physics : Sound – Latices – Ultrasonic flaw detector – X-ray radiography – Interference Fringes –
Planck’s quantum theory – Laser and Fibre Optics

viii) Chemistry : Adsorption – Chromatography – Chemical kinetics – Electrochemistry – Spectroscopy

– Fuels and Combustion



i) Structural Engineering Division : Mechanics: Stress-Strain Relationships – Principal stresses and

Principal strain in two dimension and three dimension. Composite Bars – Composite Beams – Elastic
Constants. Beams and Bending – Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams – Flexural and Shear
Stresses. Slope and Deflection of Beams. Thin and Thick Cylinders. Torsion. Theories of Failure –
Unsymmetrical Bending – Curved Beams – Theories of Columns. Combined Direct and Bending
Structural Analysis: Static and Kinematic Indeterminancy – Energy Principles – Deflection of pin jointed
plane frames – rigid frames. Classical Method of Analysis of indeterminate structures (Slope deflection
and Moment Distribution) – Matrix Method. Arches and Suspension Bridges – Influence Line for
Determinate and Indeterminate Structures. Plastic Analysis of Structures.
Building Materials: Cement - Concrete – properties of ingredients- Mix Design- Quality Control- Special
Concrete – Concreting Methods- Brick – Brick Masonry – Stone – Timber – Steel.
Concrete Structures: Design Methods – Limit State Design for beams, slabs, columns and footings –
retaining walls – Water Tanks. Prestressed Concrete – Principles – Methods – Losses – Deflection –
Steel Structures: Steel Sections – Connections – Design of Tension and Compression Members – Beams,
Column Bases – Plate Girders and Trusses

ii) Soil Mechanics And Foundation Engineering : Soil Mechanics: Nature of soil – phase relationships
– Soil classification; Soil water – static pressure – effective stress principle; permeability – seepage;
Stress distribution in soil – Consolidation (Terzaghi’s one dimension consolidation theory); Compaction
shear strength of soil – Mohr – Coulomb theory – determination of shear strength by different methods;
Slope stability analysis – protection measures.
Foundation Engineering: Site investigation – scope and objectives – drilling techniques – depth and
spacing of boreholes – sampling Techniques – penetration tests (SPT and SCPT) – plate load test –
selection of foundation; Foundation types – shallow foundation – bearing capacity (Terzaghis Theory and
BIS formula) – allowable bearing pressure – bearing capacity from field tests – settlement of foundation –
allowable settlement – Codal provisions; Design of foundations – Isolated, combined and raft foundation;
Pile foundations – static and dynamic pile driving formulae (Engineering News and Hiley method) – Pile
groups – capacity and settlement – Codal provisions – pile load test – negative friction on piles; Earth
pressure theories – Earth pressure on retaining walls – stability analysis of retaining wall.

iii) Transportation Engineering : Highway Planning: Road Classification, Geometric Design of

Highways, Construction of Earth, WBM, Bituminous and concrete roads, Design of flexible and rigid
pavements. Drainage of roads, maintenance of roads

Railways, Airways, Docks and Harbour Planning: Railway alignment, components of permanent way,
geometric design Airport planning, components of airport, site selection, planning for terminal building,
runways. Harbour planning, components of harbour, inland water transport
Traffic Engineering: Traffic characteristics, Traffic surveys, Traffic Signals, Road markings and signs

iv) Water Resources Engineering : Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics: Properties of fluids. Fluid statics
and relative equilibrium. Basic concepts of fluid flow - kinematics and dynamics. Concept of system and
control volume application to continuity, momentum and energy equations. Dimensional analysis and
model studies. Laminar and turbulent flow through pipes. Boundary layers. Steady uniform and gradually
varied flow in open channels. Rapidly varied flows. Turbines and pumps and positive displacement
Hydrology and Ground Water: Hydrometeorology. Hydrologic cycle. Precipitation and its measurements.
Abstractions. Runoff estimation. Hydrograph analysis. Unit Hydrograph. Hydrologic extremes floods and
droughts. Rainwater harvesting. Properties of aquifer. Groundwater development. GEC norms. Well
hydraulics. Steady and unsteady flows. Ground water quality.
Irrigation Engineering: Irrigation system. National water policy. Components of irrigation network.
Design of lined and unlined channels. Waterways, head works, gravity dams and spillways. Design of
weirs on permeable foundation. Soil water relations. Crop water requirements. Irrigation scheduling and
methods. Duty, delta and base period. Irrigation water quality. Irrigation water management. Participatory

v) Environmental Engineering : Water and Waste water Engineering: Water requirements; water
demand, quality standards; Development of water supply source, conveyance system; basic unit processes
and operations for water treatment; water distribution; sewage characteristics; sewage treatment, primary
and secondary treatment of sewage, sludge disposal, sewage disposal.
Air Pollution and Control: Types of pollutants, their sources and impacts, air pollution meteorology, air
pollution control, air quality standards and limits.
Noise Pollution and Control: Impacts of noise, permissible limits of noise pollution, measurement of
noise and control of noise pollution.

vi) Surveying And Remote Sensing : Surveying: Chain survey-traversing-plotting: compasses-bearings

-plane table-leveling-bench marks-temporary and permanent adjustments-reduction: contouring and
volumes-theodolites - Gale’s table-lay out - setting out works-curve ranging-mine surveying-techeometric
survey-triangulation-base line-corrections-trigonometric leveling - errors and sources-classification of
errors-equation-level nets-astronomical survey-practical astronomy-photogrammetry-EDM-hydrographic
Electronic survey- infrared EDM-microwave system-modern positioning systems - trilateration.
Remote Sensing: Satellite system- EMR interaction with each feature, spectral signature - image
characters -interpretation keys- Image enhancement, filters, classification.-accuracy assessment-thematic
GIS and Cartography: Cartography-map projection-map design-map compilation-generalization-map
production- software and hardware GIS-data types-data base types-raster and vector-topology-data input-
data analysis-DEM and TIN-data output-applications.


i) Physical Geology and Geomorphology : Weathering process, kinds, products. Internal structure of
the earth, fundamentals of plate tectonics. Landforms produced by River, winds, glacier and sea.
Drainage pattern, Drainage Index , geomorphic features.

ii) Mineralogy, Petrology, Stratigraphy, Paleontology and Structural Geology : Physical properties
of Industrial minerals classification, origin and description of Igneous, sedimentary and Metamorphic
rocks. Origin of Himalayas major earth geological events through time scale. Origin of life, types of
fossils evolution of mammals & Man. Joints, Folds, Faults and structures.

iii) Economic Geology, Ore Geology, Geochemistry : Origin, occurrence and distribution of Economic
mineral deposits-Iron, manganese, gold, zinc, graphite, lead, coal and petroleum deposits. Ore-dressing,
ore-reserves, estimation. Major elements, application in environmental studies REE-its implication in
genesis/ provenance of rocks.

iv) Remote Sensing, Geophysics and Hydrogeology : Sensors & Platforms- Indian Remote Sensing –
Spectral system characterizes of rocks & minerals – Photogeology – Photogrametry - Hydrogeology –
Groundwater – occurrence, movement, Aquifer, field parameters & Lab methods of estimations.

v) Engineering Geology, Environment Geology and Marine Geology : Engineering properties of

Rock. Geological investigation required for Dam, Tunnel, highways and building constructions.
Renewable and non-renewable resources, pollution. Continental and marine environmental studies. Ocean
features, physical, chemical & biological resources of the ocean.


i) Mechanics : Statics of Particles, Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies, Properties of Surfaces and Solids,
Dynamics of Particles, Friction and Elements of Rigid Body Dynamics – Basics of Mechanisms,
Kinematics of Linkage Mechanisms, Kinematics of Cam Mechanisms, Gears and Gear Trains, Friction,
Force Analysis, Balancing and Vibration.

ii) Strength of Materials and Design : Stress, Strain and Deformation of Solids, Transverse Loading on
Beams and Stresses in Beams, Deflection of Beams, Energy Principles, Thin cylinders and spherical resells
Torsion - Fundamentals of Design for Strength and Stiffness of Machine Members, Design of Shafts and
Couplings, Design of Fasteners and Welded Joints, Design of Springs and Engine Parts, Design of Engine
parts, Bearings and Flywheels, Design of Transmission Systems for Flexible Elements, Spur Gears and
Parallel Axis Helical Gears, Bevel, Worm Gears and Crossed Helical Gears, Design of Gear Boxes, Design
of Cam, Clutches and Brakes.

iii) Material Science and Metallurgy : Constitution of Alloys and Phase Diagrams, Heat Treatment,
Ferrous and Non ferrous Metals, Non-Metallic Materials, Mechanical Properties and Testing, Crystal
Defects and Strengthening of Materials Conducting and Semiconducting Materials, Magnetic and
Dielectric Materials, Nuclear Physics, Superconducting and New Engineering Materials.

iv) Thermodynamics : Basic Concepts and First Law, Second Law, Entropy and Availability, Properties
of Steam, Psychrometry, Ideal and Real Gases and Thermodynamic Relations, Fuels and Combustion, -
Gas Power Cycles, Stream Turbines, Internal Combustion Engines, Internal Combustion Engines Testing
and Performance, Gas Turbines, - Steam Nozzle, Air Compressor, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning,
Boilers, Cogeneration and Waste Heat Recovery.

v) Heat Transfer : Conduction, Phase Change Heat Transfer and Heat Exchangers, Radiation, Mass
Transfer- Refrigeration Cycle, Refrigerants, System Components and Balancing, Psychrometry, Air
Conditioning Systems, Unconventional Refrigeration Cycles.

vi) Production Technology : Foundry Technology, Hot & Cold Working, Forging, Advances in
Forming Process, Principles and Applications of Joining Processes, Theory of Metal Cutting, Centre
Lathe and special Purpose Lathes, Reciprocating Machines, Milling Machines and Gear Cutting,
Abrasive Process, Broaching, CNC Machine Tools and Part Programming.

vii) Automotive Engines : Engine Construction and Operation, SI Engine Fuel System, Cooling and
Lubrication System, Combustion and Combustion Chambers, Two Stroke Engines, Diesel Engine Basic
Theory, Fuel Injection System, Air Motion, Combustion and Combustion Chambers, Supercharging and
Turbocharging, Diesel Engine Testing and Performance.

viii) Automotive Transmission and Pollution : Clutch and Gear Box, Hydrodynamic Drive, Planetary
Gear Boxes, Automatic Transmission Applications, Hydrostatic and Electric Drive - S.I. Engine
Combustion and Emissions, CI Engine Combustion and Emissions, Control Techniques for Reduction of
SI and CI Engine Emission, Test Procedure & Instrumentation for Emission Measurement and Emission
ix) Aerodynamics : Basic Fluid Mechanics, Two Dimensional Inviscid Incompressible Flow, Airfoil
Theory, Subsonic Wing Theory, Laminar and Turbulent Flow, Fundamental Aspects of Compressible
Flow, Shock and Expansion Waves, Two Dimensional compressible Flow, High Speed Flow Over
Airfoils, Wings and Airplane Configuration.
x) Aerospace Propulsion : Fundamentals of Gas Turbine Engines, Subsonic and Supersonic Inlets for
Jet Engines, Centrifugal and Axial Flow Compressors, Combustion Chambers for Jet Engines, Turbines
for Jet Engines, Nozzles for Jet Engines, Ramjet Propulsion, Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion,
Chemical Rocket Propulsion, Advanced Propulsion Techniques.



i) Electrical Circuits and Fields : KCL, KVL, Nodal & Mesh analysis, transient response of D.C and
A.C networks; sinusoidal steady-state analysis; resonance in electrical circuits; concepts of ideal voltage
and current sources, network theorems, driving point admittance and transfer functions of two port
network, three phase circuits; Fourier series and its application; Gauss theorem, electric field intensity and
potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distribution, dielectric, capacitance calculations for
simple configurations; Ampere’s and Biot-Savart’s law, inductance calculations for simple
ii) Electrical machines : Single phase transformer-equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, tests, regulation
and efficiency; three phase transformer-connections; auto transformer; principles of energy conversion,
windings of rotating machines: D.C generators and motors-characteristics, starting and speed control,
armature reaction and commutation; three phase induction motors-performance characteristics, starting
and speed control; single-phase induction motors; synchronous generators- performance, regulation;
synchronous motors-starting characteristics, applications, synchronous condensers; fractional horse power
motors; permanent magnet and stepper motors.
iii) Power Systems : Electric power generation – thermal, hydro, nuclear; transmission line parameters;
steady-state performance of overhead transmission lines and cables and surge propagation; distribution
system, insulators, bundle conductors, corona and radio interferences effects; per-unit quantities; bus
admittance and impedence matrices; load flow; voltage control and power factor correction; economic
operation; symmetrical components, analysis of symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults; principle of over
current, differential and distance protections; concepts and solid state relays and digital protection; circuit
breakers; principles of system stability-swing curves and equal area criterion.

iv) Control systems : Principles of feedback; transfer function; block diagram; steady-state errors;
stability-Routh and Nyquist criteria; Bode plots; compensation; root loci; elementary state variable
formulation; state transition matrix and response for Linear time Invariant systems.

v) Power Electronics and Drives : Semiconductor power devices-diodes, transistors, thyristors, triacs,
GTO, MOSFETs and IGBTs-static characteristic and principles of operation; triggering circuits; phase
control rectifiers; bridge converters-fully controlled and half controlled; principles of choppers and
inverters, basic concepts of adjustable speed dc and ac drives.

vi) Digital Electronics : Digital Logic Theory: Number systems-Combinational logic circuits-
Minimization of Boolean functions-IC families-Arithmetic circuits, Multiplexer & decoders-Sequential
circuits-Flip flops, counters, shift registers, Schmitt trigger, timers and multivibrators.
Microprocessor : General 8 bit microprocessor Architcture-8085, 8086 processor – Architecture, Memory,
I/O interfacing, Instruction set, Addressing modes, Timing diagram & delays, Machine cycles, Interrupts,
counters, Assembly language programming.
Microcontrollers: 8 bit microcontroller – 8051 architecture, bus configuration, Instruction sets,
programming & applications.

vii) Digital Signal Processing : Analog signals-sampling & Aliasing-Discrete time signals & systems-
LTI systems- Convolution sum-Difference equation representation-Z Transform & its Inverse-Discrete
Fourier series & Fourier transform-Radix 2 FFT – Decimation in me and frequency- Inverse DFT using
FFT-Analog Butterworth & Chebyshev filter design-IIR & FIR filter design and Realization.

viii) Measurements, Instrumentation and Transducers : Measurement of R, L and C-Bridges,

potentiometers & galvanometers- Measurement of voltage, current, power, power factor and energy-
Instrument transformers, Q meter, Waveform Analyzers – Digital voltmeter, multimeter-Time, phase and
frequency measurements-Oscilloscope – display and recording devices – Noise and interference in

ix) Industrial Instrumentation : Measurement of displacement, stress, strain, force, torque, velocity,
Acceleration, Shock, vibration, humidity, viscosity & density- Pressure, temperature, flow & level

x) Analytical Instrumentation : Spectro Photometers-Spectral methods of analysis-source detectors

and applications – Ion conductivity-sampling systems, ion selective electrodes, conductivity and pH
meters- Analyzers – Chromatography – NMR & X ray spectroscopy – GM and proportional counters-
Mass spectrometer.

Units and standards-Calibration methods-Errors-Transducer classification, static characteristics,

mathematical mode, zero, I and II order transducers – Response to different inputs-variable Resistance,
Inductance and capacitance transducers-Piezo electric, Magnetostrictive, IC and smart sensors- Digital,
Fibre optic, Hall effect and feedback transducers.

xi) Computer Control of Processes, Networks : State models and state equations-controllability &
observability-pole assignment-discrete data system – state space representation-stability-data hold, Z &
modified Z transform – Pulse transfer function-programmable logic controllers.
Data networks-switching OSI, Data link control, Media access protocol-BISYNC, SDLC, HDLC,
CSMA/CD, TCP/IPBridges, routers, gateways, Ethernet and Arcnet configuration.

xii) Communication Engineering : Modulation and demodulation systems – Types of transmission
lines – losses – standing waves – Ground wave and space wave propagation – Digital communication
concepts – Data Communication codes, serial and parallel interface – Network protocol – Types of
satellites – Advantages of optical fibre communication.


i Circuit Analysis, Electronic Devices, Electronic Circuits, Electronic Circuits I, Electronic Circuits II,
Digital Electronics, Linear Integrated Circuits, Measurements and Instrumentation, Microprocessor and

ii Electromagnetic Fields, Transmission Lines and Networks, EM Waves and Wave Guides, Antennas
and Propagation, Microwave Engineering, Television and Video Engineering

iii Communication Theory and Systems, Digital Communication, Computer Communication Networks,
Optical Communication

iv Network Analysis and Synthesis, Signals and Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Control Systems


i) Basic Mechanisms and Elements of Design : Mechanisms, Friction, Gearing and Cams, Balancing,
Vibration, Fundamentals of Design, Design of Basic Machine Elements, Design of Mechanical drives,
Design of Automotive components, Recent Advances.

ii) Casting, metal forming and metal joining processes : Casting Processes, Welding Processes,
Special Casting Processes, Testing of Castings & Weldments - Fundamentals of Metal Forming, Forging
and Rolling, Extrusion and Drawing Processes, Sheet Metal Forming Processes, Recent Advances,
Mechanisms, Friction, Gearing and Cams, Balancing, Vibration, Fundamentals of Design, Design of
Basic Machine Elements, Design of Mechanical drives, Design of Automotive components, Recent

iii) Tool Engineering, Machine tool operation, Metrology and Inspection : Mechanics of Metal
Cutting, Tool Material, Tool Wear and Tool Life, Gear Manufacture, Concept & Programming of CNC
machines, Advanced CNC programming & Tooling - General Concepts of measurements, Linear and
Angular measurements, Measurement of Surface Finish Measuring Machines, Metrology of Screw
Thread & Gears, Computer Aided Inspection and Laser Metrology - Strength and rigidity of machine tool
structures, Slideways, Spindles and spindle supports, Machine Tool Dynamics.

iv) Engineering Materials, and Computer Aided Manufacturing : Introduction and Constitution of
Alloys and Phase Diagrams, Heat Treatment, Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals, Mechanical Properties
and Testing, Welding and Foundry Metallurgy, Manufacturing Processes for Plastic, Mechanical,
Chemical and Electro-chemical energy based processes, Electrical Energy based Waste Processes,
Thermal Energy Process, Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling – polymer Matrix Composites, Metal
Matrix Composites, Ceramics Matrix Composites, Advances in Polymers & Composites.

v) Product and Process Design, Design of Jigs and Fixtures and Press Tools : Computer Aided
Design, Computer Graphics Geometric Modelling, Product Design Concepts, Recent Advances, Process
Planning, Estimating, Costing and Elements of Cost, Analysis of Overhead Expenses, Estimation of Costs
for Forging, Casting and Welding, Estimation of Machining Time, Purpose Types and Functions Of Jigs

and Fixtures, Jigs, Fixtures, Press working Terminologies and Elements of dies and Strip Layout, Design
and Development of Dies,

vi) Operations Research : Linear Programming, LP Extensions, Networks, Inventory Models, Dynamic
Programming, Decision Analysis, Game Theory, Waiting Line Models, Markov Processes.

vii) Operations Management : Forecasting, Aggregate Planning, Capacity Management, Production

Activity Control, Estimation and Costing, Product Cost Estimation, Software Cost Estimation, Costing
Methods, Cost Analysis for Planning and Control.

viii) Quality Control Reliability and Maintenance : Quality Concepts, Statistical Process Control,
Process Capability Analysis, Advanced Control Charts, Acceptance Sampling, Reliability Concepts,
Failure Data Modeling, Reliability Prediction and Modeling, Reliability Management, Risk Assessment,
Maintenance Concept, Maintenance Models, Maintenance Logistics, Total Production Maintenance, Fault



i) Applied Probability And Operations Research : Random Processes, Probability Distributions,

Queuing Models and Simulation, Testing of Hypothesis, Design of Experiments
ii) Discrete Mathematical Structures : Formal Language and Automata - Graph Theory
iii) Compiler Design : Optimization – Code Generation – Implementation – Principles of Programming
Languages – Programming Paradigms
iv) Operating Systems And System Software : Process Management, Storage Management, I/O
Systems, Design and Implementation of LINUX OS, assemblers, Loaders, Linkers, Macro Processors
v) Distributed Systems : Communication and Distributed Environment, Distributed Operating Systems,
Distributed Shared Memory, Protocols, Fault Tolerance and Distributed File Systems, Distributed Object
Based Systems

vi) Programming And Data Structures : Problem Solving Techniques, Trees, Hashing and Priority
Queues, Sorting, Graph, Heap Search

vii) Algorithm Analysis And Design Techniques : Dynamic Programming, Greedy Algorithms,
Advanced Algorithms, NP Completeness and Approximation Algorithms

viii) Microprocessors And Microcontrollers - Computer Architecture And Organization : Digital

Fundamentals, Combinational Circuits, Synchronous and Asynchronous Sequential Circuits, Instruction
Set Architecture(RISC,CISC,ALU Design), Instruction Level Parallelism, Processing Unit and
Pipelining, Memory Organization
ix) Digital Signal Processing : FFT, Filter Design
x) Computer Networks : Data Communication Systems, Applications
xi) Database Management Systems : Relational Model, Database Design, Implementation Techniques,
Distributed Databases, Object Oriented Databases, Object Relational Databases, Data Mining and Data

xii) Software Engineering Methodologies : Software Product and Processes - Software Requirements
Management - Requirement Engineering, Elicitation, Analysis, Requirements Development and
Validation, Requirements Testing - Object Oriented Analysis And Design – Modular Design,
Architectural Design, User Interface Design, Real Time Software Design, System Design, Data
acquisition System - Software Testing And Quality Assurance - SQA Fundamentals, Quality Standards,
Quality Metrics, Software Testing Principles, Defects, Test Case Design Strategies, Software Quality and
reusability, Software Project Management, Software Cost Estimation, Function Point Models, Software
Configuration Management, Software Maintenance
xiii) Artificial Intelligence : Intelligent Agents, Search Strategies, Knowledge Representation, Learning,
xiv) Mobile Computing : Wireless Communication Fundamentals, Telecommunication Systems,
Wireless Networks
xv) Security In Computing : Program Security, Security in Operating Systems, Database and Network
Security, Scientific Computing, Information Coding Techniques, Cryptography, Network Security.



i) Fluid Mechanics and Particle Technology : Classification of fluids, flow patterns, manometry,
continuity equation, Navier-Stokes’ equation, Bernoulli equation, Dimensional analysis, Flow through
pipes, Boundary layer concepts, Flow through fixed and fluidized beds, pumps – classification affinity
laws, performance curves. Characteristics of solids, size analysis, Screening, Storage, Conveyance, Size
reduction, Classifier, Centrifuges, Cyclones. Filtration, Mixing and agitation.

ii) Chemical Technology and Process Calculations : Gas calculations, Material balance and Energy
balance – Steady and unsteady state, Humidity and Saturation, Combustion, Thermo chemistry,
Role of Chemical Engineers in process industry, Cement, glass and ceramic industries, paper industry-
Oil, soap, detergent industries, petroleum refining and petrochemicals- Polymer industry, Fertilizers,
Food industry and other important process industries

iii) Thermodynamics and Kinetics : Laws of thermodynamics, PVT behavior of fluids, Thermodynamic
formulations, compression of fluids, Phase equilibria – Application of the correlation and prediction. Free
energy change and reaction equilibria. Refrigeration – principles, performance. Reaction rate – laws,
theories, analysis. Design of reactors, Factors affecting design, Thermal reactors and rates of heat
exchanges. Non-ideal reactors, Hetrogenous reactors and solid catalysts, Gas- solid catalytic reactors,
Gas- solid non-catalytic reactors, Gas-Liquid reactors.
iv) Heat and Mass transfer : Modes of Heat transfer. Heat conduction- steady and unsteady state,
Natural and forced convection, Heat transfer to fluids with phase change, heat transfer coefficients,
evaporation, heat exchangers – design and construction.
Diffusion, Mass transfer coefficients, humidification, drying, absorption, distillation, extraction, leaching,
crystallization, adsorption and ion exchange, analogies
v) Process Control and Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering : Open loop systems,
closed loop systems, Frequency response, Advanced control systems, Instrumentation. Application of
spread sheet packages in Chemical engineering, Process flow sheeting, Development of software for
design of equipments. Dynamic programming in Chemical engineering.

vi) Organic and Surface Chemistry : Carbohydrates, Oils, Fats, and Waxes, Heterocyclic compounds,
proteins, dyes and dyeing, pharmaceutical chemistry. Adsorption – types, adsorption of gases over solids,
isotherms, applications, ion exchange, adsorption chromatography, Catalysis – types, Equations.

vii) Electro, Polymer and Corrosion Chemistry : Factors influencing Corrosion, types of corrosion,
corrosion control. Laws of migration of ions, conductometric titrations, advantages, galvanic cells,
reversible and irreversible cells, Standard electrodes, electrode potentials, electrochemical series, Nernst
equation. Polymeric materials, Teflon, polyamide, Nylon66, Kevlar, polyesters, polyethylene
teryphthalate, poly butylene tetra phthalate, polycarbonates, bakelite, reinforcement, composites.
Introduction to spectroscopic analysis, Molecular spectroscopy, IR, NMR, Mass Spectrometry.

viii) Environmental Pollution and Control : Various methods of reduction of pollution, types of
pollution, Air pollution – sources and effects- control techniques, Water pollution - sources and effects-
control techniques, Soil pollution - sources and effects- control techniques and Solid waste disposal

ix) Bioprocess Engineering : Analysis of STR, Analysis of other configurations, Bioreactor scale-up,
Modeling and simulation of Bioprocesses, Bioreactor considerations in Enzyme systems

x) Cell and Molecular biology : Cells, Cell lines, Cell culture, Cell Organelles and its functions, types
of Cell divisions, cell cycle and its regulation mechanism. Transport Mechanism (passive, Active,
ATPase pumps and Na+ /K+ pumps), Receptors, Signal Transduction, Models of Signal Amplification
Secondary messengers, Structure of Nucleic Acids, Replication, Transcription, Translation and DNA
repair mechanism in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes. Promoters, Enhancers and Transcription factors.
Genetic Codes and Lac & trp operons.

xi) Biochemistry and Microbiology : Structure, function and metabolism of Carbohydrates, lipids
Nucleic Acids and proteins. Enzymes and its mechanism. Electron Transport Chain system, High energy
compound and reducing equivalents. History of Microbiology, Classification of Microorganism,
structural organization and multiplication of Microorganism. Physical and Chemical control of
Microorganisms, Primary and Secondary metabolites and their applications.

xii) Genetic Engineering : Genes, control of gene expression, Restriction enzymes, Vectors (prokaryotic
and Eukaryotic) construction of cDNA and genomic Library. Screening of DNA libraries, PCR, RACE
PCR, RAPD, RFLP, AFLP, Site directed mutagenesis, Methods of Nucleic acid sequencing. Cloning
vectors in plants, Transgenic and Knockout animals.

xiii) Immunology : Immune system, immunity, lymphoid organs, antigens, adjutants, types of immune
response. Activation and different ion of T-cells and B-Cells, Antibodies, Genes and generation of
diversity, monoclonal antibodies. MHC APC, regulation of T-cell and B-cell responses. Immunity to
viruses, Bacteria fungi and parasites, cytokines, complements, immunosuppression, allergy and
hypersensitivity. Vaccines, Transplantation, Tumor Immunology, Autoimmunity and Autoimmune
xiv) Bioinformatics : Search engines and algorithms, data management, data technology, biological
databases and their uses. Pair wise sequence alignment (local and global), multiple sequence alignment,
dot matrix, dynamic programming and Bayesian methods. BLAST, FASTA, machine learning and
Hidden Markov models. Phylogenetic tree analysis. Bimolecular and cellular computing, microarray
analysis and system Biology.
xv) White wares, ceramic processing and fine ceramics : Quarrying of ceramic materials, size
reduction, mechanical separation, mixing and conveying, powder characterization, Classification of
whiteware products, heavy clayware, tests and quality control,

xvi) Glass, Cement, Refractory and Ceramic coatings : Formation and Structure of glass, preparation
of glass batch, glass melting process, Special glasses, annealing, different types of refractories, different
types of cement, concrete, properties of cement and concrete,


i) Fibre Science and Technology : Cotton varieties and their properties; silk – pre and post cocoon
operations; varieties of silk and their properties; varieties of wool and their properties; properties of other
natural fibres.
Production and properties of viscose rayon and other regenerated fibres.
Requirements of fibre forming polymers; structural principles of polymeric fibres; fluid flow during
spinning; technology of melt, wet, dry, dry jet wet, liquid crystal and gel spinning of polymeric fibres.
Production, properties and applications of PET polyester, nylon 6, nylon 66, polyacrylonitrile and
Spin finishes; drawing; heat setting; crimping and texturisation; tow to top converters and tow to staple
Structural investigation of fibres; study of moisture absorption, tensile behaviour, torsional rigidity and
flexural rigidity, and optical, frictional, electrical and thermal properties of fibres.

ii) Yarn Engineering : Yarn numbering systems- direct, indirect and conversions.
Description and working of short staple spinning machinery - blow-room machinery, card, comber
preparatory machines, comber, draw-frame, speed-frame, ring-frame; calculation of process parameters
and process efficiencies; production calculations.
Methods of mixing and blending; two-folding of yarns; two for one twist principle; man-made fibre
Principle and details of yarn formation in condensed yarn spinning, rotor spinning, friction spinning, air-
jet spinning and other new spinning systems; structure of yarns produced from different spinning systems.
Control of waste, productivity and quality.

iii) Fabric Engineering : Fundamental concepts in winding, modern automatic winders; yarn clearing;
winding synthetic and blended yarns and sewing threads; weft winding; Creels used in warping machines;
beam and sectional warping machines; Sizing materials and recipes: size preparation and application;
control systems used in sizing machine; sizing filament yarns; combined dyeing and sizing; energy
conservation in sizing; process control in weaving preparation; preparation of warp beam for weaving.
Yarns quality requirements and preparations for high speed weaving machines.
Principles and limitations of various shedding, picking mechanisms; power required for picking; timing
different mechanisms; automation and modern developments in weaving machine; cloth formation; loom
accessories; process control in weaving.
Cloth geometry; cover factor; concepts in fundamental and advanced woven fabric designs.
Quality and preparation of yarn required for knitting; basic weft knitted structures and their production;
needle control in weft knitting machines; factors affecting the formation of loop; effect of loop length and
shape on fabric properties; process control in knitting; warp knitting fundamentals.
Web forming techniques for dry method of web preparation; production of bonded fabrics by mechanical,
chemical and thermal methods; productions of spun bonded and melt blown fabrics; end uses of bonded

iv) Chemical Processing : Chemical structure and chemical properties of natural and man-made fibres;
singeing; desizing; scouring; bio preparatory operations; Mercerization; bleaching; heat setting;
processing machines.
Adsorption isotherms; dye-fibre interaction; properties and application of direct, azoic, vat, sulphur,
reactive, acid, mordant, metal-complex, disperse and basic dyes; dyeing of blends; garment dyeing;
assessment of colour fastness.
Fundamentals of colour measurement; whiteness and yellowness indices; colour matching;

Methods and styles of printing; printing machines; printing paste; printing with direct, reactive, acid and
disperse dyes and pigments.
Calendering; crease proofing; anti-shrinking; softening; felting and non-felting of wool; bio-polishing;
assessment of finishes; assessment of eco-friendliness of textiles; finishing of knits; garment washing.
v) Qulaity Evaluation : Textile quality parameters; online and off line testing methods.
Measurement of length and length uniformity, fineness, strength, maturity, trash content, moisture content
of fibres using conventional and modern testing methods; advanced fibre information systems, high
volume testing; measurement of lap, sliver and roving irregularity.
Assessment of count, twist, hairiness, strength and extension, evenness, imperfection, friction, crimp
rigidity, work of rupture, fatigue, abrasion resistance of yarn; classification of yarn faults.
Determination of fabric construction parameters; assessment of tensile, bursting and tear strengths, low-
stress mechanical properties, permeability, insulation properties, durability, comfort and handle properties
of fabrics; grading of fabrics based on defects.
Sampling; statistical significance tests; control charts.
i) Pre Tanning Operations : Hides & Skins – Histological characteristics structure of hides & skins
defects – curing & preservation methods – Animal by products – soaking, unhairing, liming, deliming,
bating, pickling, depickling and degreasing– Their objectives & principles involved. Biochemistry of
collagen and other substances – chemicals & auxiliaries used in pre-tanning operations – General
pretanning processes for manufacture of different types of heavy and light leathers - Process control in
pretanning – Ecofriendly pretanning operations – Physical and chemical testing - Standards and quality
control measures in pretanning. By products of animal and tannery operations.
ii) Tanning Operations : Tanning materials – Vegetable, mineral and organic - their classification –
chemistry & Technology of tanning materials & methods – characterization manufacture & analysis of
various tanning materials. Theory & mechanism of vegetable, chrome, Aluminium, Zirconium, Iron,
Titarium, Aldehyde, Oil and other organic tanning. Various unit operations involved in tanning processes
their objectives & principles – cleaner processing options – Analysis & characterization of various types
of leathers - Physical and chemical testing - Standards and quality control measures in tanning operations.
iii) Post Tanning and Finishing Operations : Retanning, dyeing – fatliquoring and finishing operations
– Their objectives & principles – chemicals used for the above unit operations – Syntans, fatliquors, dyes,
dye-auxiliaries, pigments, acrylic and protein binders, wax emulsion, fillers, topcoats, NC, CAB lacquers
and lacquer emulsions, feel modifiers, their nature & properties in finishing – machinery & methods for
post tanning and finishing operations – upgradation methods – chemical and physical properties required
for various finished leathers – physical & chemical testing of finished leathers – Tannery Effluent
treatment –Effluent treatment plant - Liquid and solid waste management.
iv) Leathers & Leather Products : Various types of leathers – upper, sole, garment, leather goods,
sports & specially leathers – their characteristics. Leather supplement and synthetics - Design &
manufacture of footwear, leather goods & garments. Leather Economics and Industrial Management –
Project feasibility reports – organization & management of leather sector – marketing & export of leather
& products - Machines for leather products manufacture - mechanics & operation - IT applications for
leather & product design. Professional Ethics and human values.
i) Building Materials, Construction and Technology : Lime, Brick, Stone, Clay products; Timber,
Industrial timber; Paints and varnishes, Concrete, Special concrete and light weight concrete; Ferrous
metals; non ferrous metals; Glass; Plastics; Eco friendly materials; Thermal insulation materials and
acoustic materials. Construction techniques and practices using the above listed materials; Damp and
water proofing; Pest control;; Construction systems and equipment; Pre- stressed concrete and Tensile
Structures; Grids domes; folded plates; Flat Slabs. Low cost construction & appropriate technologies

ii) History of Architecture : Indian architecture- Hindu and Islamic; Indo Saracenic; Secular
architecture of the princely states; Colonial and Post Independence Architecture; Works of masters such
as Charles Correa; B V Doshi; Ananth Raje; Raj Rewal; Laurie Baker; Nari Gandhi; Kanvinde.
Western architecture- Ancient Greek and Rome; Early Christian; Gothic and Renaissance; Baroque; Neo
Classicism; Chicago School and development of skyscraper; Modern architecture: Art and Crafts; Art
Noveau; Expressionism and Cubism; Bauhaus; International style; Post Modernism and De
constructivism; Critical Regionalism; Theories and projects of F L Wright; Le Corbusier; Gaudi; Gropius;
Aalto; Mies; Eisenmann; Zaha Hadid; Soleri; Hasan Fathy; Ando; Bawa; Gehry; Libeskind; Toyo Ito;
Louis Khan; Tschumi; Greg Lynn; Assymptote.
iii) Theory and principles of architecture : Elements and ordering principles; Organisation of form and
space; Design methodology and Creative thinking; Pattern language; Contemporary process: Diagrams,
Shape grammar, fractals, Digital hybrid, Liquid architecture.

iv) Building Services : Water supply and distribution systems; water and waste management; Sewerage
system; Electrical systems; Illumination and lighting; Air conditioning; Fire Safety; building automation
and IBMS
v) Building Science : Climate responsive architecture; design of solar shading devices; acoustics &
building design; Architecture & Energy- Active & passive solar architecture, Day lighting & natural
ventilation, Landscape designs; Landscape & environment control.
vi) Housing; Urban Design and Town Planning : National Housing Policy; Indra Awas Yogana;
Housing standards; housing projects in India; Urban morphology of early and contemporary cities; Case
Studies on urban revitalization from developed and developed economies; Planning concepts- Patrick
Geddes, Ebeneezer Howard, Le Corbusier, C A Perry; Urban planning, regional planning and Urban
renewal in the Indian context.


i) Mechanics, Heat and Sound : Vectors – equilibrium - moment of a force – Newton’s laws of motion
– gravitation – work – energy – power – Impulse and momentum – collitions – recoil. Thermometry of
thermal expansion – calorimetry and specific heats – transfer for heat – thermal process of matter - Law
and processes of thermodynamics - Applications. Travelling waves – oscillations – spring – simple
pendulum – forced oscillations – resonance – sound waves –Acoustic Phenomena and its applications-
Doppler effect.
ii) Light and Properties of matter : The nature and propagation of light – reflection of refraction at
plane surfaces – interference – diffraction – polarization. Elasticity – Stress-strain diagram --
hydrostatics – Pressure in a fluid – Pumps – Archimede’s principle – Surface tension – Contact angle –
Capillarity - hydrodynamics - Bernoulli’s equation – Applications and viscosity – Poiseuille’s law –
Stokes law – Reynolds number.
iii) Electricity and Magnetism : Coloumb’s law – Gauss’s law – Applications - electrostatic potential –
capacitors – dielectrics - current – resistance – emf – Kirchoff’s law – thermo electric effect –
applications. Magnetism - magnetic effects of current – motion of charge particles in magnetic field –
cyclotron – magnetic forces on current carrying conductor – Hall effect – electromagnetic induction –
Faraday’s law – Lenz’s law – eddy current – Inductance – mutual and self inductance – magnetic
properties of matters – diamagnetism – paramagnetism – ferromagnetism - domains– Hysteresis -
alternating current – circuits containing resistance, inductance or capacitance – transformer.
iv) Modern physics : Emission and absorption of light – thermionic emission – photoelectric effect –
atomic spectra - atom models – molecular spectra – dual nature of matter and radiation – nuclear

structure – properties – natural radioactivity – nuclear stability - nuclear reactions – fission – fusion –
fundamental particles – high energy physics.
v) Solid State Electronics : Structure and bonding in solids - properties of solids – semiconductors –
intrinsic – extrinsic – PN junction – diode characteristics – Zenar diode – LED, laser diode – Photodiode
– Transistor – action and characteristics – amplifier – oscillator – basic logic gates.

i) Empirical Statistics : Measures of central tendency and Dispersion.

ii) Probability Theory : Probability – Random variables – Moments – Standard distribution functions –
conditional expectation – modes of convergence – Law of large numbers – Central limit theorem –
Chebychev’s inequality – Correlation and Regression.
iii) Estimation : Method of moments – Maximum likelihood estimators – Characteristics of good
iv) Testing of Hypothesis : Simple and composite hypotheses – Type of errors – Neyman pearson
lemma and its generalization – Likelihood ratio tests – uniformly most powerful tests – sequential
probability ratio test and its properties.
v) Time Series analysis : Linear stationary processes – Auto regressive processes – Moving average
processes – Auto regressive moving average (ARMA) model – Forecasting time series regression.


i) Geography : Settlement geography-rank-size relationship, urban environment- physical and social,

regional delimitation, central place theory, urbanization in India and Tamilnadu, relationship, concept and
types of region, regional development planning in India, globalization and economics reforms and
ii) Sociology : Social institution, society, community, social roles, norms, status, values, social structure
in India, social change and its relevance to economic development, urbanization as a way of life, social
problems of developed and developing countries, impact of urbanization on society and rural
development, impact of IT industry on society and development.
iii) Economics : Agglomeration economics- internal, external and urbanization economics, economic
base of cities- meaning, types of economic base and methods of identifying economic base, multiplier
concept, and approaches of development, Indian national economy –five year plans, environmental
economics, economic geography of India. Land economics and industrialization policy, SEZs, IT, ITES
iv) Social work : Role of social worker and NGO’s in development – community, rural, social, and
national level; public participation in developmental framework- city, regional, and national level,
awareness programme on policies, counseling- rational emotive therapy, behavior modification therapy,
family counseling, group work- treatment group, task group, community work- rural and urban
community developments/micro credit/micro finance\SHGs